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BVC 5 - Requirements

Listed below are the minimum system and configuration requirements for using BVC 5. You’ll need to meet all applicable requirements, including System Requirements, Database Requirements, and System Configuration Requirements.

System Requirements
Computer/Processor Pentium III or higher recommended.
Memory 256 MB RAM or higher
Hard Disk 100MB Available Hard Drive Space
Operating System
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 2003 with IIS
  • Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home edition does not contain a necessary component for running or installing BVC 5.
Browser IE 5.0+ or equivalent browser that supports CSS


Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (MS SQL) is only required if you wish to install and run the web site on your local computer. BVC 5 includes the ability to FTP the web site to a hosted location.

Database Requirements
Database
  • Microsoft SQL Express 2005
  • Microsoft SQL 2005
SQL Express 2005 is freely available from the following location:
  • http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/sql
SQL Express may have different system requirements than BVC 5’s normal system requirements.
Database Permissions Permissions for database creation require ability to execute stored procedures.
Configuration Requirements
Internet Information Services (IIS) IIS is a component installed automatically or manually with one of the operating systems listed in the System Requirements. If you’re unsure if IIS is installed, you can complete the steps below:
  • Click Start (referring to start menu)
  • Click Control Panel
  • Click Add or Remove Programs
  • Click Add/Remove Windows Components. The Windows Components Wizard appears
Follow the on-screen instructions to install, remove, or add components to IIS. For more information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com
Microsoft .NET 2 Framework

The Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 installs the .NET Framework runtime and associated files required to run applications developed on the .NET Framework v2.0 (BVC 5)

The framework is available free from http://www.microsoft.com or from Windows Update.

Windows Update is a free utility that you can run from Internet Explorer to scan your computer for possible updates. This option is found under Tools > Windows Update.

The following requirements are targeted to those who wish to host live production BVC 5 web stores.

Server Requirements
Computer/Processor Pentium 4, 1Ghz or equivalent processor.
Memory 1024MB RAM Minimum on server (2048+ Recommended)
Hard Disk 100MB Available Hard Drive Space
Operating System Windows Server 2003. Windows 2000 works but is unsupported for Production Use
IIS IIS 5 or IIS 6 (version 6 recommended)
Database Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Later or SQL 2005 Express
Permissions ASPNET user with "Modify" permissions (Windows 2003 both ASPNET user and IIS_WPG to "Modify" permissions)
Operating System Windows Server 2003. Windows 2000 works but is unsupported for Production Use
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
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